|The Coffee House - Forum - Mark Cohen|
Vincent Demarco discusses the Maryland Health Initiative, legislation to double the tax on a pack of cigarettes and devote the revenues to providing health insurance for low income residents and to anti-smoking education.
Keywords: tobacco; smoking; health care
|The Coffee House - WorkLife - Mark Cohen|
Since the GOP in Washington won't do it, Maryland needs to lead the way, argues Progressive Maryland director Tom Hucker, in hiking the minimum wage, still stuck at $5.15 an hour, and otherwise make the state more friendly to working families. (Host: Fred Feinstein)
Keywords: minimum wage; WalMart; health care; working families
|The Coffee House - January 2007 - Mark Cohen|
January 2007 in The Coffee House: BURNING TOBACCO IN THE MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY It's called the Maryland Health Initiative and it aims to increase the number of residents with health insurance and fund anti-smoking education by doubling the state tax on a pack of cigarettes. Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition director Vincent Demarco argues that the bill will save thousands of lives by deterring smoking among teens and low-income residents, and save the state and taxpayers big dollars in...
Keywords: health care; tobacco; climate change; clean energy; worker health and safety; poetry; music